On Mon, 25 Sep 2017, Dave Horsfall wrote:
On Sun, 24 Sep 2017, Bakul Shah wrote:
There are just a few potential users of /proc and they were already using other facilities. plus /proc is an optional facility. All this conspired to make /proc less useful in FreeBSD. Unused code is in danger of being garbage collected in FreeBSD :-)
Whatever happened to the Unix philosophy of everything looking like a file? Adding more system calls is the Windoze (or perhaps Penguin) way of doing things.
I once thought of trying to develop an OS where not only was everything a file, but programs were in effect functions that could be chained together.
Then decided it was too radical.